Archive for the ‘NBA Coaches’ Category
Dude, Mark, first: yay! for a post on your spot finally talking about the NBA. I love the tech/biz talk as much as any self-respecting geeksquad-blogger, but most of your jargon goes well over my tiny little head. Anyways, take this as a love letter for your newest entry man, just well said.
From Blog Maverick:
The past few weeks one of my former employees wanted to make a statement about our legal relationship and get his perspective covered in the media. No problem at all. The media people he spoke to asked me for a comment. I didnt give one. One media outlet wrote it as fact, then bloggers jumped in. The more bloggers jumped in covering what the other bloggers had to say about what the first bloggers said.
When I asked a local “reporter” why he was covering this when he only had one side and he knew i wasnt going to give a response, he said it was because his “editors thought it had become a national story”, I guess his bosses read blogs.. Then another media outlet, despite my no comment email response decided to take responses from months ago and present them in their story as if they were made in response to their current request. Nice.
I’m pretty sure he’s referring to this article to which was banana-blogged everywhere (see links). And I’ll admit too, that I fell into the lazy reader mode without carefully reading the the insinuations rather than accept it as simply as “sure, that sounds like a fact”. Sorry, my bad dude, at least I didn’t blog about it!
Cubes says that it’s a no-no on the media (and then subsequently blogs—where the media knew this is exactly the type of story that’d circulate) but I think us bloggers/readers need to be a bit more careful too … since it seems like the same o’l topics gets the most hit on and commented on based solely on heresy. He does backtalk blogs a bit, but I think it’s outta love (cue The More You Know awww) and hope that we need to be a bit better.
That said. If you are indeed suing Nellie for that freaking crazy thing about him knowing your team, then, yes, you are crazy. But yeah, props for making point, guy.
Psst! The title is a formality… just so people know I’m really Canadian (c’est vrai!) and not like those fake ones, yeah you Elisha Cuthbert! Why did I bring that up at all? well, the goodfellas over at Blog Show gave the site a high-five featuring the Ron Ron/SV-Gun post. Hurrahz! Washington Post’s intennetz presence is at a serious fever pitch!
I also recommend Steinz interrogation of the Stanley Cup. Don’t worry Dan, the S-Cup is always like that, what a tease.
Have a fantastic weekend you beautiful lads and lasses, be back Monday to destroy Sunday’s game. Meanwhile, time to get trampled around outside Montreal by tourists and this thing called Formula One racing (???)
It’s not often I bust out talk about NBA coaches (actually, I hardly ever do). But I just felt today was the day. We know that The Billy Donovan Remix Tape didn’t pan out as well as the
Orlandoans Orlandants O-Town citizens hoped it would. But fear not! Greater light is on the horizon. In the form of Stan Van Gundy.
The SV-Gun has a storied career: took over the 2003-04 Heat — when Sith Lord Pat Riley thought it’d be another 10 years before they can make it to the playoffs — but was successful in running a solid team and showcasing the rookie that was Dwyane Wade. 04-05, Stan the Man was thisclose to getting the team to the Finals. Of course, the next season, Riles was back and Gundy might as well been in Witness Protection because that was the last time we ever heard of him.
BUT, even with ALL THAT. The one thing that’s most remarkable about Stan Van Gundy’s work is, and will always be: his resemblance of Ron Jeremy. So, in the worst transition ever, here’s what those two men would bring to the NBA table for next year:
Run! Billy, Run!
The Unrelatedness has an exclusively fake interview with Billy Donovan, the ex-Gator coach turned ex-Magic coach within 48 hours. Here be the interview booty, ARRRr:
THE HYPE: So, B-Don, what happened. What made you change your mind?
BILLY DONOVAN: Momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
TH: Um… okay. But the Orlando Magic did know what they were going to get. YOU. They were going to get you as a coach! What are you talking about?
BD: Stupid is as stupid does.
TH: Woah, I didn’t call you stupid sir, I respect your work tremendously. Just that this whole Magic thing was weird y’know? Any thing else you can shed light on?
BD: That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run…
TH: To clear your head I’d imagine?
BD: …So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town…
TH: Figuratively speaking I’d assuming? And “end of town” is the metaphor of leaving the Magic organization and back to the Florida Gators?
BD: …And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean…
TH: uh, um…
BD: …And when I got there, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go… you know… I went.
TH: … ooookay… I think that about wraps up this interview. Thanks Bil—
BD: Have you ever been on a shrimp boat?
TH: OH COME ON! That’s not even your line!
So tonight’s Game 2 for the Nets and Cavaliers should be a
good one really really horrifically boring game. How can we have LeBron, JKidd, Vince Carter and yet this series is as exciting as watching the grass grow (on astro turf!). Anyways, the one name that’s getting decent attention is Sasha Pavlovic. He’s the guy that made the clean block on the Jason Kidd attempted layup. (Which begs the question, Kidd can still do a layup?)
MB (Mike Brown, we’re boys like that) is truly a believer of The Pavlovian Meister (trademark nickname!) because dude sought him out for the defensive assignment. Yo he freaking brought the sought on:
“Anytime a player looks me in the eye and says, ‘I want that assignment,’ oooh, I’ve got to believe in my player,” Brown said. “He’s going to concentrate that much harder to do the right thing.
“I looked him in the eye when he stayed on him, and the look I got, I felt confident in him. You want it? Go ahead. Pick that man up.”
And after you pick him up, go pick up the trash, the kids and do the laundry as well! So yeah Sasha is the one to watch out for as a the X factor.
OH, by the by, it just can’t be me right? Every time I see Pavlovic, I think, damn doesn’t he play for the Nuggets? And how come there’s another one of him on the Nets? The very opponent they are battling?? Me so confused!
Okay, I guess I’m just grouping a bunch of Euro ballas with shaved heads together to make my case (I could’ve easily put Darko in there too… but let’s not get carried away here…)
Uhh.. you know what.. scratch that.
– Oh my Vishnu. GS just won Game 1, of course, Warrior fans are… shall we say… ‘content?’
– Oh my Buddha. Nuggets won Game 1: A-game was brought-en
– Oh my Jesus’ second cousin, Wizards won Game 1! … okay, that was deceitful, sorry Bullez peeps
What to make of Sunday’s games? Simple, one word: irrelevency (not quite sure if that’s a word)
I fully expect the Spurs to win the next two, with Duncan properly
installing the latest World of Warcraft patches reviewing game tape and give himself a Joey Crawford (did that sound dirty?) to mentally re-focus.
Wizards… uhh… yeah… build for next year…
The Dubs? I’m not falling for this “magical season” thing! No I will not…… I won’t… I… FINE fine I’ll start rooting for you now! Just please get Baron Davis’ beard out of my nightmares!
You know, I’m not too sure about this ‘tanking’ business in the NBA. 1) Because I never worked in the NBA and 2) ‘tanking’ as an expression, seems… so… I dunno, 1992. Nevertheless, this enigma apparently exists in the NBA—the art of losing.
(As a side note, if the goal of a franchise is to lose on purpose, and if they succeed in doing so, then they must be winners right? Or do we need to smoke up some more?)
This year, like any other year, the usual suspects fine tuned their heavy duty tank engines down the stretch. Exhibit C-9, Subsection 12: the Boston Celtics. Ziller Time noted on la Hause that the Cees were actively engaging in the Nation of Tank, praise be with upon Lottery Balls. And in case you want some more investigativism, Wages of Win via TrueHoop, used a calculator or something gave us numbers to back all that shit up. So congrats Doc Rivers, you earned this one—go and grab yourself that cherry soda you rightly deserve champ.
Sooooo, what do I really have to contribute to all this? TEE-SHIRTS! YAAAAAAY!
Check ’em out friends, you got your Boston colorway, Knicks orange & blue, sorta Portland-y reds/black and Memphis baby blues (I pretty much gave up figuring what colors they actually wear… what the hell is that?)
They hot cuz they fly!
Housekeeping: my internet service providers are like the German National Curling Team: LOSERS! They think I’m Morpheus so they shut off my intertube access due to “spam”… haters. I’m currently stealing wi-fi from my neighbors (hi!!) but it’s slower than Antoine Walker. Hopefully I get things straightened out by the end of the week.
This looks to be up a while ago, so I dunno if you’ve already seen it (probably have, looking at the vid’s stats) but since I’m killing time (re: not paying attention in class) I thought I’d post it here as well (5 mins-ish):
- It’s so complicated my puny brain just got fried from attempting to believe I now grasp what it takes to break down the Tri-O
- Tex Winters is awesome.
- I wonder who the hell that “Annie” is? ooh, my bad..
- John Salley doesn’t really add much, very disappointed
The rest of it: Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 And Phil Jax is surprisingly (at least to me) lively and active when he does some of the demostrations. I always thought that hip of his has already made him into a fossil—who knew? Oh yeah, of course there’s a requisite shot of Jeanie Buss in part 5.
Bonus: SCREAMIN’ A SMITH IS QUITE FRANKLY ON A SOAP!!!
…of NBA coaches?